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Accelerating Your Start Up - Lessons for the First Time Entrepreneur

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The Pinery at the Hill

775 West Bijou Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

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Sit down for dinner with Dr. Ric Denton, CEO of Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, for an intimate evening discussing the issues and challenges first time entrepreneurs encounter. As an expert in the field, successful entrepreneur, and head of a business accelerator, Dr. Denton will offer insights on how to overcome common challenges faced by start ups and how to turn trials into opportunities. A question and answer period from the audience will follow Ric's presentation - please bring your thoughtful, entrepreneurship minded questions!

Prior to Ric's presentation, please join us for cocktails and networking with local entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurship students from UCCS!

Dress is business professional. Dinner and drinks are provided courtesy of the Manhattan Institute - please honor your RSVP.

About Dr. Ric Denton:

Ric Denton's education was as a physicist, but he discovered early in his career that starting and managing businesses was more fun than doing only physics. His first startup was in high technology products and services primarily for the federal government. In the commercial products area, he then founded angel-funded businesses in digitizing dental x-rays and in biotechnology, all of these activities being in Silicon Valley. In addition to being a SCORE counselor and Chapter Chair in Colorado Springs, he has worked in venture capital engagements. He is President/CEO of Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners. Ric is currently also turning around an angel-funded dental implant company in Colorado Springs. This company is on the forefront of innovations in the dental implant sector.

Ric has a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His undergraduate degree was at the University of Nebraska.

For more information and to connect with Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, please click here to visit their website.

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